3But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
As Christianity gained grounds in the town Merrell Vories laboured, the Buddhist priests soon felt threatened and resorted to inciting the people against the work. And so began a series of relentless persecution aimed at stopping the progress of the gospel among students.
Mwanga thoroughly abused his powers as king of Uganda; he committed heinous atrocities against God's people - many were cruelly executed, some had to flee and not a few were imprisoned.
Kim II Sung turned away from the faith of his fathers and led a great purge of Christians in his country. In every conceivable manner, he opposed the gospel and instilled fear in the people.
Colonel Paschkoff, an influential and wealthy officer of the Imperial Guards of Russia, was a devoted follower of Jesus. For his persistence in evangelizing, in holding prayer meetings and Bible studies, and for tract distribution, he was forever banished from Russia by Emperor Alexander III.
A witch doctor's son was converted to Christianity and the furious father - who was also a warrior - led a group of fighters to threaten Macris Costas - who they believed was threatening their long-held customs and tradition.
Taher persecuted his family for becoming Christians and they finally left for their own safety. In his despair, Taher sought relief in the Koran, but to no avail. Finally he said he would believe in the God who revealed Himself. Then he had the same dream about Jesus three times in a row.
Four individuals fiercely opposed the preaching of God's gospel and committed themselves to hindering its progress in their community. They did so until each one of them died an unfortunate death.
The Hammonds efforts to spread the gospel of Christ in Cambodia in the 1920s was met with unyielding opposition from State officials who did all they could to hamper the progress the work, but God's people, buoyed on by the prayers of other Saints weren't going to give up easily. And God, in a way only He could, handled their opposers.
The void created by the sad loss of his mother, whom he so dearly loved pushed Sundar Singh to rebel against God. And soon he became ring leader of a group dedicated to persecuting believers and setting Christian scriptures on fire.
After an elderly man embraced Christianity, he burnt all his idols and a church started in his home. But soon, persecution, from his very own son began - he accused his father of insanity, denied him food and disrupted the church that had started in their home.
Philip Eyster and his team were setting up to show a Jesus Film to a poor neighbourhood in Brazil when they were met with fierce opposition by just one man. So serious was his opposition that he threatened to get his gun if the meeting was not dispersed. But though they dispersed from there, they went to yet another place few blocks away and showed the film. And many responded to the gospel message.
When a ex Jihadist finds Jesus Christ after a series of terrible dreams that reminded him of his evil past, he not only was free from the guilt of his past, but now like Paul, became a fearless worker for the gospel of Christ.
The young Sundar Singh despised the Christian faith so much that he became the ringleader of a group of boys who, united by their hatred for Christianity; committed themselves to publicly destroying Bibles.
Sundar Singh went from being a fierce hater of the Gospel, who led a gang that persecuted Christians and publicly burnt a Bible, to one who boldly declared, "I am a Christian. I can serve no one else but Jesus!" Arising from an encounter with Jesus, a fierce persecutor was now a believer.